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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Scymnodon
Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864

Proscymnodon Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864 [1]

Scymnodon is a genus of squaliform sharks in the family Somniosidae.


There are currently 4 recognized species in this genus: [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e White, W.T., Vaz, D.F.B., Ho, H.-C., Ebert, D.A., Carvalho, M.R.d., Corrigan, S., Rochel, E., Carvalho, M.d., Tanaka, S. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2014): Redescription of Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera. Ichthyological Research, 62 (2): 213-229.